Photo: Erik Putz
A creamy, vegan mac and cheese is so easy to make. This one uses chickpeas and butternut squash to create the perfect orange sauce.
450 g macaroni
¼ cup olive oil, divided
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 ¼ cups no-salt-added chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen diced butternut squash
1 ¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp lemon juice
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta following package directions. Reserve 2 cups pasta water before draining. Return pasta to pot.
Transfer vegetables to a blender and add lemon juice, remaining 2 tbsp oil and ½ cup pasta water. Purée until smooth. Add sauce to pasta, stirring to coat. Stir in up to ½ cup more pasta water until smooth and saucy.
Protein 11g, Carbohydrates 54g, Fat 8g, Fibre 4g, Sodium 623mg.
Originally published in the May + June 2018 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.